un familiar

unfamiliar

[uhn-fuh-mil-yer]
adjective
1.
not familiar; not acquainted with or conversant about: to be unfamiliar with a subject.
2.
different; unaccustomed; unusual; strange: an unfamiliar treat.

Origin:
1585–95; un-1 + familiar

unfamiliarity [uhn-fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee] , noun
unfamiliarly, adverb


2. curious, novel, new.
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unfamiliar (ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə)
 
adj (foll by with)
1.  not known or experienced; strange
2.  not familiar
 
unfamiliarity
 
n
 
unfa'miliarly
 
adv

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unfamiliar
1594, from un- (1) "not" + familiar.
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